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Definition of "ironmongery" [i•ron•mon•ger•y]

  • Chiefly British Ironware. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The shop or business of an ironmonger. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ironmongery" in a sentence
  • "In the old East Germany he made lifelong friends such as Bernd Arnold, who used his own strength and agility to climb routes free of all the ironmongery that aided Albert back home."
  • "No doubt this is due to other pressing concerns; where this film extends itself is in the actual levels of mayhem that can be captured on camera: the amount of shattering detonations and flying ironmongery a contemporary movie can manage trounces a 25-year-old TV series."
  • "They brought with them new ideas and technology, most importantly the notions of exclusive access to land and the concept of fixed boundaries, as well as ironmongery and guns."